This third iteration of the submission sequence takes the work you have done so far in (a) gathering materials and (b) constructing a narrative around an event, or controversy, and (c) resolves these into a single piece of illustrated writing.
The third submission in this sequence requires you to assess the limitations of the research you have undertaken to date (and to explore further to address them) and to drive through your private reactions to the evidence (I think, I believe, I feel) to an evidence based opinion (I can show). This assignment requires that you balance narrative and evidence in a thoughtful way, reflecting on the examples you have considered in class and the feedback you have received on your work. It provides a chance to improve your knowledge of and articulation of the case you have studied. It offers a chance to improve on grades received in the first and second assignment by taking the work you have done further.
The essay will, importantly, show how the event or controversy you have studied adds to or complexifies the history of architecture as exemplified by Margalit’s Australia. Your questions are as follows. What happened? Why did it happen as it did? What are the implications of this event for what we know of the history into which this figures (or can be made to figure)? These questions are not intended to structure the essay, but should be answered in the work you submit. This assignment necessitates that you read around your specific case, and the evidence that you have found. There should be clear evidence that you have been reading books, academic papers and articles around the case to place it in context.
1. Starting with the work you have done to date, prepare a first integrated draft of your writing. Identify (using your own judgment and feedback on assignments 1 and 2) where further reading or research is required.
2. Develop a long-form version of your essay, up to 2,500 words in length. Images must have a clear relationship to the writing you prepare.
3. Edit and refine the work, ensuring that all technical details (resolution of the images, spelling, grammar, syntax, and referencing) are free of errors.
A series of exercises will be embedded into each of the remaining tutorials (starting with week 8), all intended to help crystalise the points you wish to make in the assignment, and to ensure that it communicates exactly as you wish it to.
Submit a formatted essay includes writing of around 2,500 words, including footnotes (no bibliography), and up to ten illustrations (properly referenced). Note that work from previous assignments can be reused, but it will inevitably be further developed. References must be consistent with the requirements of the Chicago Manual of Style. Submission will be electronic, and processed through the University’s academic integrity portal. To enable anonymous marking, please identify yourself by student id number only, but give your work a title.